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by offthesky + Radere
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Colorado-based producers, sound artists and mates offthesky (aka Jason Corder) and Radere (aka Carl Ritger) team-up to deliver Temporaryspace . A nineteen-minute long-format soundscape recorded live at an album launch for The Season of Lost Buttons -- their last collaborative effort, which was distributed by Wist Rec. in March 2014 -- Temporaryspace serves as a time-capsule of their performance ethos during this fertile creative period. The jam grew out of improvised rehearsals at the pair's...
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Basic Sounds
by Erich Schall
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German producer Erich Schall returns to basic_sounds with another phenomenal dub-techno output,  Dubcutan . His sophisticated dub grooves combined with his mastery of sound delivers a sublime journey into the deepside.  Opening the release is “Garagesouldub,” a fuzzed-out, pulsating organic track incorporating alien-like vocal rhythms. Erich Schall effortlessly assembles, a deep steppin’ beautiful soundsphere with his self-titled track “Dubcutan.” Wavering chords, subdued distance...
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Basic Sounds
by Co-Op
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Toronto house producer, Oreste Camarra teams up with singer/songwriter and guitarist Marcus Wong to deliver Neighbours , a fusion of jazz, rock, house and techno. Oreste and Marcus first became friends when they became neighbours two years ago and their love of music spawned their infectious collaboration.  Neighbours evolved from numerous jam sessions taking place over the last 6 months. The opening title track is an uplifting, evolving, organic house track layered with jazzy inflected guitar...
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Basic Sounds
by aspect.
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Portland based producer aspect. (aka Sage Taylor) also known for his releases at Textural Being supplies basic_sounds netlabel with another exceptional deep immersive release.  aspect. combines warm and luxurious melodies throughout his arrangements, encapsulating the spirit of the Pacific Northwest.   examples.  opens with “proof.,” a subtle dense dub techno journey combining layers of ambient textures and distant reverberations.  The self-titled release is a slowed-down gurgling dub...
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Basic Sounds
by Overcast Sound
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German based dub techno producer Michael Pettit delivers yet another brilliant release, Commute Vol. 2 for basic_sounds. Known primarily for his masterful dub works as Overcast Sound, Michael also creates organic piano-driven house melodies as Mikaere. With numerous releases on Silent Season, Thoughtless Music, Rohs Records, Untitled & After, Falk Recordings and Entropy Records, in early 2015, Pettit also started his own niche label Sound And Object .  Commute Vol. 2 is a follow-up to...
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Basic Sounds
by Mar'yan Kitsenko
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Kyiv, Ukraine based sound artist and Energostatic Records netlabel co-founder Mar'yan Kitsenko has been producing music under the moniker Marc Atmost since the early nineties. Since laying that alias to rest in 2012, he returns with two sophisticated dark dubby techno numbers for basic_sounds.  The title track is an eight-minute long journey that begins with sounds of cracking fire that seamlessly morphs into a roaming dub track full of reverberating spanning chords layered with bright chiming...
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Basic Sounds
by Mikaere
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Canadian born, Germany based producer Michael Pettit graces basic_sounds with his third Mikaere release,  Ending to Beginning.  Previously known as the moniker Chord, Pettit concludes his 3 part EP series with continued uplifting, organic, piano house melodies. “A Lit Circle” opens with dub nuances and tastes of Overcast Sound, Pettit’s other well-established alias. The track effortlessly flows into a rhythmic melodic shaker with warm piano chords incorporating snippets of an older...
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Basic Sounds
by X41
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Electronic ambient noise duo Jen Pearson and Jon Anastasiades join forces to deliver their third impressive X41 release  “S’up, Pluto?  for basic_sounds.  Here is their description of the release. “Pluto and Charon we’re so faaaar awaaaayyy…Ciliate? Eye of the Storm? Sequential Circus? Can you be SURE of what you saw and heard? WE AREN’T. Suspicious computer meltdowns, hardware alterations, methodology shifts, knowledge revelations gave us a whole new heap of sounds to TRY to...
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Basic Sounds
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CMD (aka Cyan) is a DJ, producer and writer based in MontrÈal. She is the host of modular_systems on CKUT 90.3 FM, a program that has become a reliable local outlet for deep electronic sounds of all kinds, from experimental and noise to techno, house and beyond. Following her releases on pertin_nce, Low Noise Productions and Fur Trade Recordings, basic_sounds is honoured to present CMDís latest EP, Ice Daggers. This release features three tracks inspired by water, form and movement: Sea Glass...
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Basic Sounds
by Bite
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Spanish producer José Barrera (aka Bite) delivers  Calle Palma , basic_sounds closing netlabel release. Known for his dark immersive ambient drones Bite delivers a more tranquil, sombre, piano-driven ambient release with hints of nostalgia. “1977” opens this full length album with a sentimental piano composition alluding to feelings of sadness. “Odisea” is a soft ambient track with crackling nature sounds and distant reverberations, giving illusions to floating though space and time....
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Basic Sounds
by B. Toriyama
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Sendai, Japan based dub producer B. Toriyama delivers  Episodes , a four track EP that develops slowly delivering a loose, deep dub sound. Living in the northwest, B. Toriyama is deeply influenced by the beauty of his natural surroundings. Sendai is known for being named “The City of Trees,” and the symbolic Hirose River runs directly through the city. B.Toriyama is also known for his releases on Run On Recordings, Edaphon Netlabel, poleporerecords and many others. Episodes  opens with...
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Basic Sounds
by Erich Schall
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German dub ambient producer Erich Schall graces basic_sounds netlabel with his third  immersive  EP,  wandler&absorber . Schall’s textures are dense and warm, incorporating meditative dub rhythms and filtered ambient washes leaving the listener with a foreign, euphoric impression. The EP opens with “Wandler,” a lush expansive ambient journey with organic dub pulses, nocturnal nuances, combined with layered alien spatial effects, ultimately delivering a sublime musical voyage....
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Basic Sounds
by Andrew Weathers
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Oakland based composer, improviser and Full Spectrum label owner, Andrew Weathers delivers Raised High in Badwater Basin, recorded July 10th to 14th, 2014 in Alameda, California. Known primarily for his folk experimental guitar manipulations, Andrew abandons the guitar to create something completely unique for basic_sounds. The Badwater Basin in Death Valley California is the lowest point in North America, with an elevation of 282 ft below sea level. There is a small spring-fed pool of “bad...
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Basic Sounds
by Erinome
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Omaha, Nebraska based multi-instrumental sound artist and composer, Erinome (aka Aaron Hansen) delivers In Hiding , a breathtaking sixty-two minute long-format soundscape.   A work in process since 2013, In Hiding is a beautifully constructed tranquil drone/ambient piece with deeply moving strings, distant spatial static combined with hints into other alien dimensions. Erinome elegantly blends shimmering floating ambience with subtle emerging vocal snippets of communication from beyond. The...
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Basic Sounds
by Iwa
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Boulder, Colorado based producer and Dope Recordings label founder Iwa (aka Roy England) is known primarily for his alias as Royale, however he delivers a diverse array of styles under various monikers; Flacker, Broken Radio, Technomicon, The Subterraneans, Love Mafia, Ghost Pirates, and The Cryptophytes. Roy England’s Iwa alias means “thief” which originally started from field recordings, hence “stealing” found sounds from his environment. Iwa shifts away from the dancefloor and...
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Basic Sounds
by euseng seto
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian based composer  Euseng Seto delivers  walaubagainmanapun  for basic_sounds, a twenty-minute long-format piece driven by synth progressions, warm piano melodies and clinical glitches.  Known primarily for his work as Flica with prolific releases out on  Mü-Nest and Schole, Euseng Seto continues to demonstrate his mastery as an artist with his effortless ease and craftsmanship.   walaubagainmanapun  is a  Malay  word that means “however.” However doesn’t...
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Basic Sounds
by A Setting Sun
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Portland, Oregon based sound artist A Setting Sun (aka Jay Bodley) delivers Live in December for basic_sounds netlabel. Also known for his alias Sun Hammer, Bodley has appeared on such labels as Futuresequence, Heat Death and Moodgadget and has done remixes for Ghostly International’s Shigeto and Hyperdub’s Laurel Halo. Jay has also collaborated with basic_sounds netlabel artist Radere on several projects including their Futuresequence release Lotophagen .  Known for his drone sound...
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Basic Sounds
by Guy Birkin
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Sneinton, Nottingham UK experimental artist, Guy Birkin primarily “focuses on the production and perception of aesthetic complexity in the visual and sonic arts, and how this relates to evaluations of artworks.”   On  Bits , Birkin explores generative music composition using algorithms and phasing patterns. “bs01e” opens the release with gurgling wet pops and organic percussion sounds combined with resonating tones that slowly builds into a dark sythn-driven IDM journey. “...
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Basic Sounds
by Radere
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Radere – a.k.a. the Colorado-based producer and sound artist Carl Ritger – returns to basic_sounds for his fourth outing, Koschei . Following on from last year’s A Pouring Out Of Sleep , Koschei presents the most fully realized iteration of the Radere aesthetic yet, blending his unique approach to synthesis and processing with dense clouds of guitar drone and textural ambience. In a sense, Koschei represents a walking tour through Radere’s experiments during a year that found him...
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Basic Sounds
by Overcast Sound
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German based dub techno producer Michael Pettit delivers yet another brilliant release, Commute Vol. 2 for basic_sounds. Known primarily for his masterful dub works as Overcast Sound, Michael also creates organic piano-driven house melodies as Mikaere. With numerous releases on Silent Season, Thoughtless Music, Rohs Records, Untitled & After, Falk Recordings and Entropy Records, in early 2015, Pettit also started his own niche label Sound And Object . Commute Vol. 2 is a follow-up to...
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Basic Sounds
by Iwa
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Boulder, Colorado based producer and Dope Recordings label founder Iwa (aka Roy England) is known primarily for his alias as Royale, however he delivers a diverse array of styles under various monikers; Flacker, Broken Radio, Technomicon, The Subterraneans, Love Mafia, Ghost Pirates, and The Cryptophytes. Roy England’s Iwa alias means “thief” which originally started from field recordings, hence “stealing” found sounds from his environment. Iwa shifts away from the dancefloor and...
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Basic Sounds
by aspect.
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Portland based producer aspect. (aka Sage Taylor) also known for his releases at Textural Being supplies basic_sounds netlabel with another exceptional deep immersive release.  aspect. combines warm and luxurious melodies throughout his arrangements, encapsulating the spirit of the Pacific Northwest.   examples.  opens with “proof.,” a subtle dense dub techno journey combining layers of ambient textures and distant reverberations.  The self-titled release is a slowed-down gurgling dub...
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Basic Sounds
by B. Toriyama
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Sendai, Japan based dub producer B. Toriyama delivers Episodes , a four track EP that develops slowly delivering a loose, deep dub sound. Living in the northwest, B. Toriyama is deeply influenced by the beauty of his natural surroundings. Sendai is known for being named “The City of Trees,” and the symbolic Hirose River runs directly through the city. B.Toriyama is also known for his releases on Run On Recordings, Edaphon Netlabel, poleporerecords and many others. Episodes opens with “To...
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Basic Sounds
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Colorado-based producers, sound artists and mates offthesky (aka Jason Corder) and Radere (aka Carl Ritger) team-up to deliver Temporaryspace . A nineteen-minute long-format soundscape recorded live at an album launch for The Season of Lost Buttons -- their last collaborative effort, which was distributed by Wist Rec. in March 2014 -- Temporaryspace serves as a time-capsule of their performance ethos during this fertile creative period.  The jam grew out of improvised rehearsals at the pair's...
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Basic Sounds
by Erich Schall
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German dub ambient producer Erich Schall graces basic_sounds netlabel with his third  immersive  EP,  wandler&absorber . Schall’s textures are dense and warm, incorporating meditative dub rhythms and filtered ambient washes leaving the listener with a foreign, euphoric impression. The EP opens with “Wandler,” a lush expansive ambient journey with organic dub pulses, nocturnal nuances, combined with layered alien spatial effects, ultimately delivering a sublime musical voyage....
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Basic Sounds
by Mikaere
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Canadian born, Germany based producer Michael Pettit graces basic_sounds with his third Mikaere release,  Ending to Beginning.  Previously known as the moniker Chord, Pettit concludes his 3 part EP series with continued uplifting, organic, piano house melodies. “A Lit Circle” opens with dub nuances and tastes of Overcast Sound, Pettit’s other well-established alias. The track effortlessly flows into a rhythmic melodic shaker with warm piano chords incorporating snippets of an older...
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Basic Sounds
by Bite
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Spanish producer José Barrera (aka Bite) delivers Calle Palma , basic_sounds closing netlabel release. Known for his dark immersive ambient drones Bite delivers a more tranquil, sombre, piano-driven ambient release with hints of nostalgia. “1977” opens this full length album with a sentimental piano composition alluding to feelings of sadness. “Odisea” is a soft ambient track with crackling nature sounds and distant reverberations, giving illusions to floating though space and time....
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Basic Sounds
by euseng seto
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian based composer  Euseng Seto delivers  walaubagainmanapun  for basic_sounds, a twenty-minute long-format piece driven by synth progressions, warm piano melodies and clinical glitches.  Known primarily for his work as Flica with prolific releases out on  Mü-Nest and Schole, Euseng Seto continues to demonstrate his mastery as an artist with his effortless ease and craftsmanship.   walaubagainmanapun  is a  Malay  word that means “however.” However doesn’t...
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Basic Sounds
by Erich Schall
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German producer Erich Schall returns to basic_sounds with another phenomenal dub-techno output, Dubcutan . His sophisticated dub grooves combined with his mastery of sound delivers a sublime journey into the deepside.  Opening the release is “Garagesouldub,” a fuzzed-out, pulsating organic track incorporating alien-like vocal rhythms. Erich Schall effortlessly assembles, a deep steppin’ beautiful soundsphere with his self-titled track “Dubcutan.” Wavering chords, subdued distance...
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Basic Sounds
by Erinome
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Omaha, Nebraska based multi-instrumental sound artist and composer, Erinome (aka Aaron Hansen) delivers In Hiding , a breathtaking sixty-two minute long-format soundscape. A work in process since 2013, In Hiding is a beautifully constructed tranquil drone/ambient piece with deeply moving strings, distant spatial static combined with hints into other alien dimensions. Erinome elegantly blends shimmering floating ambience with subtle emerging vocal snippets of communication from beyond. The...
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Basic Sounds
by CMD
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CMD (aka Cyan) is a DJ, producer and writer based in MontrÈal. She is the host of modular_systems on CKUT 90.3 FM, a program that has become a reliable local outlet for deep electronic sounds of all kinds, from experimental and noise to techno, house and beyond.  Following her releases on pertin_nce, Low Noise Productions and Fur Trade Recordings, basic_sounds is honoured to present CMDís latest EP, Ice Daggers. This release features three tracks inspired by water, form and movement: Sea...
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Basic Sounds
by offthesky
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Denver based producer and sound artist offthesky (aka Jason Corder) returns to basic_sounds with  stationaryrace , recorded live March 17, 2012 at Cherryvale Studios near Boulder, Colorado. basic_sounds netlabel artist Radere and experimental artist Cody Yantis were also included on the bill.    Using electric guitar, Moog MG-1, custom Reaktor ensembles, and field recordings, offthesky creates a long-format twenty-minute soundscape full of grandeur luscious widescreen waves, majestic chords,...
Topics: drone, ambient, offthesky, noise, basic sounds
Basic Sounds
by Mar'yan Kitsenko
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Kyiv, Ukraine based sound artist and Energostatic Records netlabel co-founder Mar'yan Kitsenko has been producing music under the moniker Marc Atmost since the early nineties. Since laying that alias to rest in 2012, he returns with two sophisticated dark dubby techno numbers for basic_sounds.  The title track is an eight-minute long journey that begins with sounds of cracking fire that seamlessly morphs into a roaming dub track full of reverberating spanning chords layered with bright chiming...
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Basic Sounds
by Co-op
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Toronto house producer, Oreste Camarra teams up with singer/songwriter and guitarist Marcus Wong to deliver Neighbours , a fusion of jazz, rock, house and techno. Oreste and Marcus first became friends when they became neighbours two years ago and their love of music spawned their infectious collaboration.    Neighbours evolved from numerous jam sessions taking place over the last 6 months. The opening title track is an uplifting, evolving, organic house track layered with jazzy inflected...
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Basic Sounds
by Radere
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Radere – a.k.a. the Colorado-based producer and sound artist Carl Ritger – returns to basic_sounds for his fourth outing, Koschei . Following on from last year’s A Pouring Out Of Sleep , Koschei presents the most fully realized iteration of the Radere aesthetic yet, blending his unique approach to synthesis and processing with dense clouds of guitar drone and textural ambience. In a sense, Koschei represents a walking tour through Radere’s experiments during a year that found him...
Topics: basic sounds, ambient
Basic Sounds
by A Setting Sun
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Portland, Oregon based sound artist A Setting Sun (aka Jay Bodley) delivers Live in December for basic_sounds netlabel. Also known for his alias Sun Hammer, Bodley has appeared on such labels as Futuresequence, Heat Death and Moodgadget and has done remixes for Ghostly International’s Shigeto and Hyperdub’s Laurel Halo. Jay has also collaborated with basic_sounds netlabel artist Radere on several projects including their Futuresequence release Lotophagen .  Known for his drone sound...
Topics: basic_sounds, drone, ambient
Basic Sounds
by Guy Birkin
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Sneinton, Nottingham UK experimental artist, Guy Birkin primarily “focuses on the production and perception of aesthetic complexity in the visual and sonic arts, and how this relates to evaluations of artworks.”   On Bits , Birkin explores generative music composition using algorithms and phasing patterns. “bs01e” opens the release with gurgling wet pops and organic percussion sounds combined with resonating tones that slowly builds into a dark sythn-driven IDM journey. “...
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Basic Sounds
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Oakland based composer, improviser and Full Spectrum label owner, Andrew Weathers delivers Raised High in Badwater Basin, recorded July 10th to 14th, 2014 in Alameda, California. Known primarily for his folk experimental guitar manipulations, Andrew abandons the guitar to create something completely unique for basic_sounds. The Badwater Basin in Death Valley California is the lowest point in North America, with an elevation of 282 ft below sea level. There is a small spring-fed pool of “bad...
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Basic Sounds
by X41
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Electronic ambient noise duo Jen Pearson and Jon Anastasiades join forces to deliver their third impressive X41 release “S’up, Pluto? for basic_sounds.  Here is their description of the release. “Pluto and Charon we’re so faaaar awaaaayyy…Ciliate? Eye of the Storm? Sequential Circus? Can you be SURE of what you saw and heard? WE AREN’T. Suspicious computer meltdowns, hardware alterations, methodology shifts, knowledge revelations gave us a whole new heap of sounds to TRY to herd...
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